Ever since the first time I seen Maori style tattoos I feel in love with them, I can’t remember where or when but they have always fascinated me. Actually the little booklet that I found in the local tattoo shop about my ancestors tattoos was found when i went in to get my Maori inspired tattoo which occupies my right arm.
Here are a few amazing videos that show and explain Maori tattoos and tattooing.
The second one in the series
This is part of a documentary that is tracing the revival of the using uhi, the bone chisel, Turumakina Duleyz is seen in these videos tattooing George Nuku in the ancient way. Pretty amazing to watch. I also really enjoyed Georges comments about the contradictions around the process he was going through, with the ancient and modern merging to create his reality.